Fencing

Fencing

Classical Fencing in a Modern World!

Age: 9 to 17 years

Rolling registration. New students may enroll during the year if class is not at capacity.

Following an old family tradition extending over six centuries, our Maitre d’Arms has opened Salles d’Armes is in Coutance, Normady (France), Pontferrada (Spain), and now SCAA.

Cognitive Fencing© was developed by my father Col. (Ret) Carl d’Azagra. These techniques will teach the student to achieve the physical dexterity to control the sword as an extension of their body. The fencing strip is used as vehicle to control one’s actions in an encounter that will demand a well coordinated and balance response from all the senses. Understanding and practicing these techniques on the strip and in daily life is “Cognitive Fencing” ©.

Age: 9 years and up

This beginner fencing class teaches the child the basic stances and foil holding characteristics., combined parries “pares “, guard and footwork for simple straight offensive moves for foil. It is important to remark that children will not be having open bouts. The child will be introduced to the History of our Salle d’Arme, its traditions and rules as well as the Olympic Foil Fencing rules applied by the Fédération internationale d’escrim (FIE). An evaluation of the child’s progress is done at end of the program (May) as a presentation to family members and parents. Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible for the Cadet Trainee Class.

Tuition

$480

Meeting Date & Time

Fridays | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Course Code

AFEN-100-01

Age: 9 years and up

Olympic foil fencing. Students are expected to apply all lessons previously learned. Judging and applying (FIE) rules, practicing of all defensive and offensive forms. Controlled and open bouts are taught on every class. An evaluation of the student’s progress is done done at end of the program (May) as a presentation to family members and parents.

Tuition

$480

Meeting Date & Time

Fridays | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Course Code

AFEN-101-01

Age: 12 years and up

This class teaches the student the application of simple straight and compound attacks. Simple and straight defensive stances. Students will learn self-control and an understanding of their maturing motor and cognitive functions. The students are encouraged to participate on controlled bouts. An evaluation of the student’s progress is done at end of the program (May) as a presentation to family members and parents.

Tuition

$480

Meeting Date & Time

Fridays | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Course Code

Cadet 1 Trainee: AFEN-102-01
Cadet 1: AFEN-103-01

Age: 14 years and up

This class continues the teaching of the application of simple straight and compound attacks, simple and straight defensive stances and the application of all techniques for both Epee and Saber. Students will learn self-control and an understanding of their maturing motor and cognitive functions. The students are encouraged to participate on controlled bouts. An evaluation of the student’s progress is done at the end of the program as a presentation to family members and parents.

Tuition*

Cadet 2, Squire Trainee: $720
Squire: $752

Meeting Date & Time

Fridays | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Course Code

Cadet 2: AFEN-104-01
Squire Trainee: AFEN-105-01
Squire: AFEN-106-01

*Tuition for the squire classes include practice bouts (some classes will extend until 7:45 p.m.).

Classes Begin

Friday, September 9, 2022

Classes End

May 2023

Location

Shenandoah Conservatory
Arts Academy
John Kerr Building, Room 300

Instructor

Charles de Azagra

Tuition

Varies by Class

Registration Fee*

$35

Students pay a one-time annual Registration Fee which covers all classes and lessons taken between September and August.

*Non-refundable

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available as an option for class and lesson tuition.